|Chapel Square Combo|
The students were in the Chapel Square Combo, a jazz ensemble made up of local high school students, and the Annandale Jazz Ambassadors, a larger group made up of students age 12-18. The groups are run by Virginia Music Adventures, which also provides music lessons and takes the students on goodwill tours across the United States and abroad.
The event at NOVA, featuring a silent auction and a Russian-themed dinner, helped raise money for the students’ trips. The Annandale Jazz Ambassadors are heading to Russia April 13-23, where they will perform with Russian musicians and take part in workshops and cultural exchange activities in Moscow, Krasnodar, and St. Petersburg.
Commonwealth Academy in Alexandria, says the highlight of the trip was performing at the Duc des Lombard jazz club on the Left Bank.
The public is invited to an Afternoon of Jazz March 26, featuring the Chapel Square Combo, along with a wine tasting and appetizers, at Bazin’s on Church in Vienna, 3-5 p.m.